As life expectancy in Britain continues to rise, Propertymark highlights the need for a greater supply of affordable homes for the ageing population.
During lockdown, an increasing number of people were required to use video as part of their hiring processes as an alternative to face-to-face interviews.
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In a letter to Patrick Harvie MSP, following his appointment as Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel, and Tenants' Rights, Propertymark highlighted it is vital that the introduction of any legislation around the private rented sector (PRS) is based on evidence.
Professionals warn aspects of the Scottish Greens manifesto could come into play as the SNP and Scottish Greens agree a new power-sharing partnership.
Propertymark is delighted to sponsor the Agents Giving Outstanding Award at the Fundraising Champions Awards, presented at the organisation’s annual Charity Ball at Epsom Downs Racecourse on 24 September 2021.
Housing stock has seen a 40 per cent decline since January 2021, according to figures released by Propertymark, despite strong seller’s market.
The Law Commission has recently consulted on its draft 14th Programme of Law Reform, which sets out the areas of law that it intends to review.
Heather Crellin was rewarded with one month’s rent worth £854 by her letting agent, Belvoir Bedford, via their customer rewards programme.
Propertymark’s Executive Chair, Nicky Heathcote will also lend her skills to The Conveyancing Association, stepping into the role of Non-Executive Chair with immediate effect.
With many agents required to work alone, it is important employers put in place measures to ensure their safety. After the tragic disappearance in 1986 of estate agent, Suzy Lamplugh, the Trust, in her name, provides guidance for workers to reduce the risk of violence and aggression.
Propertymark is continuing to back the National Residential Landlords Association’s (NRLA) in their campaign for the introduction of a Welsh Housing Survey (WHS). Laura Jones MS, Welsh Conservative Shadow Housing Minister, and Mike Hedges MS, Welsh Labour Chair of the Cross Party Group for Housing recently backed the calls by stating that “a Welsh Housing Survey is needed as evidence-based policymaking should be taken as standard.”
The Board of Propertymark has asked Nathan Emerson to assume the role of Interim CEO with immediate effect. Nathan’s appointment will provide great stability for the organisation, its staff and its members and will ensure that the operational delivery of its new and exciting strategy is taken forward.
Nurturing your own and supporting your staff’s mental health is an important part of day-to-day life. Identifying signs, triggers of anxiety and stress and then taking appropriate steps to find and provide support will ensure everyone keeps mentally well.
The Board of Propertymark has accepted the resignation of its CEO, Tim Balcon. Following four months in the role Tim has decided and mutually agreed with the Board, that he will stand down as CEO of Propertymark today, 17 February. This follows a short period of handover to Interim Executive Chair, Nicky Heathcote.
As areas of the nation are set to see more inclement weather, Gallagher, Propertymark's official insurance broking partner, offers practical steps to help agents and their clients reduce the risk of damage to property. Damage caused by the escape of water from frozen pipes and other equipment can be extremely costly in repairs and disruption.